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Definition of the adjective rocky

What does rocky mean as an attribute of a noun?

Rocky is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more rocky / rockier | most rocky / rockiest

  1. abounding in rocks or stones
  2. causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  3. liable to rock
    • example: on high rocky heels
    • similar: unstable
  4. full of hardship or trials

Alternative definition of the adjective rocky


  1. Unstable; easily rocked.
  2. In the style of rock and roll music.
  3. [figuratively] Troubled; or difficult; in danger or distress.
  4. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks.
  5. Like a rock.
  6. [figuratively] Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.

Phrases with Rocky

  1. Rocky Road
  2. Rocky Shiner
  3. Rocky Ragwort
  4. rocky marciano
  5. rocky mountains
  6. Rocky Mountain Fir
  7. rocky mountain jay
  8. rocky mountain goat
  9. Rocky Mountain Iris
  10. Rocky Mountain Rush
  11. Rocky Mountain Sage
  12. Rocky Mountain Toad
  13. Rocky Mountainsnail
  14. Rocky Mountain Aster
  15. Rocky Mountain Draba
  16. Rocky Mountain Elder
  17. Rocky Mountain Fever
  18. Rocky Mountain Gilia
  19. Rocky Mountain Maple
  20. Rocky Mountain Phlox

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rocky

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Google previewEncyclopedia of New Mexico (2001)

by Nancy Capace

The Southern Rocky Mountains Province lies ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

BOCKY MOUNTAINS 7i ROCKY MOUNTAINS mountains are economically important, not only as a source of lumber, but also because they serve to regulate the flow of streams used for irrigation. For these reasons 21 forest reserves, with a ...

Google previewA dictionary of geography, ancient and modern (1834)

by Josiah Conder

The rocky coast here forms a bay, which receives its name from the town of Mazagan ; and 35 miles ...

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Quotes about Rocky

A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick ax.
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Scrabble value of R1O1C3K5Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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